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Main Course Recipes

Whether you’re cooking for one, for a special occasion, or a large gathering of family and friends, the main course is always front and center. Choosing the right dish is made easier with these recipes that are sure to please everyone at your table.

Turkey Chili with Cacao

Ground turkey simmers in savory spices and a hint of chocolate for a warm, comforting bowl of chili. Bonus: It’s easy to customize based on whatever you have in your fridge!

By Jess Case
5-Ingredient Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This just became your favorite go-to Paleo recipe. Cook chicken and broccoli in a wok or skillet then spread over cauliflower rice for a hearty dinner.

By Jess Case
Dijon Mustard Glazed Salmon

This zesty salmon can go from fridge to table in only 30 minutes for an easy dinner on busy weeknights.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Instant Pot Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes

For the taste of a slow cooked beef stew in just an hour try this savory recipe made with sweet potatoes for added flavor.

By Jess Case
Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Kale

Try this one-pan protein-packed sweet potato hash with ground pork, kale, and fried eggs for a hearty Paleo breakfast!

By Felicia Lim
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

If you like chicken mole, but are intimated by it’s cooking demands, try our slow cooker chicken mole with a simplified ingredient list - It’s just as tasty, but less stressful!

By Jess Case
Sweet Potato and Bison Breakfast Hash

Get all the sweet and savory flavors you crave for breakfast in this hearty one-pan breakfast hash!

By Jennafer Ashley
Whole Roaster Herb Chicken

Don’t be intimidated by cooking a whole chicken! This simple recipe will give you tender, juicy meat all week for easy meal prepping.

By Jennafer Ashley
Paleo Red Snapper with Zucchini and Fennel Seeds

Fennel seed methanolic extract (FSME) was found to have remarkable anticancer potential against particular breast cancer and liver cancer cells. Red snapper with zucchini and fennel seeds is a great recipe to get you started.

By Christopher Clark
Sweet Potato & Kale Egg Muffins

For a healthy, portable breakfast try these make-ahead, freezer-friendly sweet potato, kale and turkey bacon egg muffins.

By Jess Case
Paleo Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower

Sheperd’s pie is a classic comfort food! Swap mashed potatoes for cauliflower and turnips and beef with turkey for a light and healthy dinner!

By Jess Case
Garlic Orange Herb Turkey

This turkey is bursting with flavors of garlic, citrus, and fresh herb for a Paleo recipe you'll want to use year after year!

By Jess Case
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Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

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Nell Stephenson

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Dr. Loren Cordain

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